Killing Them Softly
In Movie Theaters November 30, 2012
The About face: Based on the novel Cogan's Trade, and originally entitled Cogan's Trade. (Actually, the original title should have stuck, as the new one is ridiculous).
The Wild side: Adapted from George V. Higgins novel Cogan's Trade and set in New Orleans, the retitled movie Killing Them Softly follows professional enforcer, Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt), who investigates a heist that occurs during a high stakes, mob-protected, poker game.
The Movie facts: The Weinstein Co. is the biggest offender in Hollywood for playing musical chairs with the release dates of its movies. Expect this title, which has been moved around three times, so far, to change yet again.
STARRING: Brad Pitt, Sam Rockwell, Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn
DIRECTED BY: Andrew Dominik
STUDIO: The Weinstein Co.
RATING: R (For violence, language, sexual situations)